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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Monday, 08 April 2013
Table of Contents: Page Index
Thermaltake Knucker Plunger Gaming Keyboard
Closer Look: Tt eSPORTS Knucker
Tt eSPORTS Knucker Detailed Features
Testing and Results
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

Tt eSPORTS Knucker Detailed Features

In this section we take a closer look at the Tt eSPORTS Knucker Plunger Gaming Keyboard's detailed features.

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The illuminated Tt eSPORTS dragon logo on the palm rest of the Knucker keyboard serves an aesthetical purpose and helps the user identify where the middle of the keyboard is in low light conditions. The illusion cannot be seen here but there is a clear plastic piece that covers the illuminated logo which makes it look semi holographic.

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The Knucker has height adjusting feet with rubber pads that stop it sliding around in the heat of battle.

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More importantly though are the rubber pads on the feet when they are folded open, this is often missed by most keyboards. These feet give an extra 10mm of height and make for a much more comfortable typing position when open, and a better gaming position when closed.

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The lock LED's appear to be white but actually glow red in keeping with the Tt eSPORTS color scheme. They are not quite blinding but still too bright for my liking.

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Along with introducing their newly developed plunger switch technology, Thermaltake also wanted the Knucker keyboard to be able to adjust key repeat rate on the fly. From S1 thru S4 you can adjust the key repeat rate to 1x/2x/4x/8x by holding the Fn key and pressing either of these F keys (in PS/2 mode only).

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Bundled with the Knucker keyboard you will get a quick install manual and warranty card, 2 case stickers, a USB to PS/2 adapter, a key cap removal tool and red key caps for WASD and arrow keys.



 

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# RE: Thermaltake Knucker Plunger Gaming KeyboardLeonard 2013-05-13 11:42
I want my keys to be bright and easily seen in dimly lit to semi dark room. But the most important is that the markings last. Next would be that the keys last.
Most of my keyboards have went to the grandkids (3 and under) or the trash due to the lettering that has left the building.
My newest fix has been to put put clear nail polish, but I still only get a few extra months before it wears out anyways.
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# RE: RE: Thermaltake Knucker Plunger Gaming KeyboardDavid Ramsey 2013-05-13 12:51
Ideally, you'd want keyboards with double-shot keys, where the legend is molded all the way through the key in a different color plastic. Sadly I don't know any keyboards made with double shot keys any more; although various methods like dye sublimation (such as used on old IBM Model M keyboards) can last quite a while.
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